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    Liberia People - 1989

      Population: 2,555,883 (July 1989), growth rate 3.4% (1989)

      Birth rate: 45 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 13 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: 2 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 119 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 53 years male, 56 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 6.6 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Liberian(s); adjective--Liberian

      Ethnic divisions: 95% indigenous African tribes, including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, and Bella; 5% descendants of repatriated slaves known as Americo-Liberians

      Religion: 70% traditional, 20% Muslim, 10% Christian

      Language: English (official); more than 20 local languages of the Niger-Congo language group; English used by about 20%

      Literacy: 20%

      Labor force: 510,000, including 220,000 in the monetary economy; 70.5% agriculture, 10.8% services, 4.5% industry and commerce, 14.2% other; non-African foreigners hold about 95% of the top-level management and engineering jobs; 52% of population of working age

      Organized labor: 2% of labor force

      NOTE: The information regarding Liberia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liberia People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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